Giving Makes Me Happy

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Giving brings more joy into my life. The more I give, the happier I become. 

When I give, I feel a stronger connection with others. I delight in showing my friends and family how much I love them. Even doing a small favor for a stranger makes me like them more. 

Giving builds my confidence. I see that I am talented and accomplished. I have so much to share with the world. 

I remind myself that once my material needs are satisfied, I can find more pleasure in giving than in acquiring more stuff. I choose to focus on people rather than possessions. 

I give my time. I listen to a friend who needs to talk about losing her job or earning a big promotion. 

I give my knowledge, skills, and labor.I tell a new neighbor where to find a good plumber or florist. I weed the flower beds in my local community garden. 

I give my compassion and love. I practice forgiveness. I care about others, and show them that I am interested in their lives. 

I spread my happiness around. Giving is contagious. My generosity can inspire others to open their hands and hearts.I create a greater sense of well-being and contentment wherever I go. 

Today, I turn each interaction I have with others into an opportunity to give. Generosity makes my life more meaningful and satisfying. 

Self-Reflection Questions: 

  1. What does my faith teach me about giving?
  2. What is the difference between giving voluntarily and giving because I feel pressured?
  3. What is one example of how my giving has had a major impact?

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